New Insights Into Retinal Degenerative Diseases

  • Robert E. Anderson
  • Matthew M. LaVail
  • Joe G. Hollyfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Molecular Biology Studies in Human Retinal Degenerations

    1. Yang Li, Linda A. Lam, Zhengya Yu, Zhenglin Yang, Paul Bither, Kang Zhang
      Pages 1-9
    2. Debra K. Breuer, Maurizio Affer, Sten Andreasson, David G. Birch, Gerald A. Fishman, John R. Heckenlively et al.
      Pages 11-22
    3. Yuko Wada, Toshiaki Abe, Miyuki Kawamura, Makoto Tamai
      Pages 23-28
    4. Makoto Nakamura, Yoshihiro Hotta, Yozo Miyake
      Pages 29-35
    5. Melanie M. Sohocki, Dayna L. Tirpak, Cheryl M. Craft, Stephen P. Daiger
      Pages 37-44
    6. Kelaginamane T. Hiriyanna, Rita Singh-Parikshak, Eve L. Bingham, Jennifer A. Kemp, Radha Ayyagari, Beverly M. Yashar et al.
      Pages 45-53
    7. Sara J. Bowne, Stephen P. Daiger, Kimberly A. Malone, Jin Zuo, Kyeongmi Cheon, David G. Birch et al.
      Pages 55-61
    8. Susanne Kohl, Herbert Jägle, Eberhart Zrenner, Lindsay T. Sharpe, Bernd Wissinger
      Pages 63-70
    9. Matthew D. Hodges, Kevin Gregory-Evans, Cheryl Y. Gregory-Evans
      Pages 71-85
    10. S. Kaushal, D. A. R. Bessant, A. M. Payne, S. M. Downes, G. E. Holder, S. S. Bhattacharya et al.
      Pages 87-94
  3. Treatment

    1. Isabelle Ranchon, Jeremy White, Sherry Chen, Kathleen Alvarez, Yashige Kotake, Robert E. Anderson
      Pages 95-103
    2. Ekaterina M. Semenova, Alan Cooper, Malcolm W. Kennedy, Clive G. Wilson, Carolyn A. Converse
      Pages 105-110
    3. Wei Cao, Joyce Tombran-Tink, Rajesh Elias, Steven Sezate, James F. McGinnis
      Pages 119-126
    4. Maria S. Aymerich, Alfredo Martinez, S. Patricia Becerra
      Pages 127-133
    5. Fumiyuki Uehara, Norio Ohba, Masayuki Ozawa
      Pages 145-152
    6. Malini Devadas, Toru Matsukawa, Zhongwu Liu, Kayo Sugitani, Kiyoshi Sugawara, Manabu Kaneda et al.
      Pages 153-161
    7. Magdalene J. Seiler, Robert B. Aramant
      Pages 163-173

About this book

Introduction

Since 1984, we have organized satellite symposia on retinal degenerations that are held in conjunction with the biennial International Congress of Eye Research. The timing and location of our Retinal Degeneration Symposia have allowed scientists and clinicians from around the world to convene and present their exciting new findings. The symposia have been arranged to allow ample time for discussions and one-on-one interactions in a relaxed atmosphere, where international friendships and collaborations could be established. The IXth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration was held on October 9-14, 2000 in Durango, Colorado and was attended by over 100 scientists from six continents. This book contains many of their presentations. Several events of note occurred at this meeting. First, thanks to the generous support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, we were able to sponsor the travel of 11 young scientists from six countries. Most of them have contributed chapters to this volume. The response to the travel program was so overwhelming that we will make it regular feature of our meeting. This will allow other bright, young investigators to be introduced to the world experts who study retinal degenerations. Second, about 40% of the scientists who attended this meeting were there for the first time. We believe that this indicates a growing interest in retinal degeneration research and ensures that new talent will be attracted to this important area of investigation. The symposium received support from several organizations.

Keywords

DNA Invertebrate Regeneration Vertebrate gene therapy genes genetics molecular biology phenotype

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Anderson
    • 1
  • Matthew M. LaVail
    • 2
  • Joe G. Hollyfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Dean A. McGee Eye InstituteUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Beckman Vision CenterUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Cole Eye InstituteCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1355-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5513-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1355-1
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